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against, well, another reminder of the grim economic reality we're all facing. jon: those new weekly jobless claims just out today came out higher than expected, 418,000 americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits. wendall goler live at the white house right now, explain the president's offer for this short-term extension of the debt ceiling. >> reporter: well, you pretty much had it. the president won't agree to extend the time of the august 2nd deadline for lawmakers to reach a deficit-cutting agreement, but if they agree on a deal, he'll give them a few more days to turn it into legislation and put it on his desk. and the best hope, it appears, for a bipartisan compromise appears to be the so-called gang of six proposal which would trim the deficit about $3 be.7 trillion -- $3.7 trillion. it includes more than a trillion dollars in increased tax revenue, but the president, the white house and some republican members of the gang of six hope they can sell it to house republicans, the vast majority of whom have signed a new no new taxes pledge. >> i don't want to give polit
, hope you're off to a good thursday, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott, we're here in the fox newsroom, and "happening now," buying time on the debt crisis. the obama administration signaling it is open now to a short-term deal that would raise the debt ceiling. only, though, if congressional leaders can agree on a, quote, significant deficit reduction plan. the short-term deal would give congress time to pass a larger plan and avert possible government default august 2nd, but right now 12 days from that deadline, there is no deal on anything. jenna: ifs and maybes. in the meantime, fox news poll showing 60% of americans would vote against raising the debt limit. the showdown over the future of america's financial security come against, well, another reminder of the grim economic reality we're all facing. jon: those new weekly jobless claims just out today came out higher than expected, 418,000 americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits. wendall goler live at the white house right now, explain the president's offer for this short-term extension of the debt ceiling.
. michele bachman, newt gingrich, rick santorum, where will they be? iowa. mitt romney and jon huntsman will be marching in the same parade in new hampshire. herman cain will be at philadelphia's hall. no holiday at all, as you said, for the presidential candidates, kyra. >>> speaking of the fourth of july, it seems a lot of americans need to go back to school. >> yeah, yeah. check this out. this is a national poll. they asked what year did the u.s. declare its independence? 58% got it right. nearly six in ten got it right. about one in four said they were unsure what year it was and 16% got it wrong. when you break down those numbers, older americans did better than younger americans when it comes to getting the date right, the year right, kyra. >> no surprise. it happens all the time, right? we talk about days in history, all of us make those mistakes a number of times. >>> we'll have an update in an hour. for all the latest news go to cnnpolitics.com. >>> all the intrigue for a holiday script. multi-million dollar wedding, rumors of a runaway bride, even a family curse. c cnn's monit
gambling. back to you. jon: thank you. and thank you for joining us. patti ann: "america live"s right now. >> and we start with a fox news alert on the latest reaction to the crushing new jobs report. did you hear about it? president obama addressing anxious americans saying we've got a long way to go. welcome, everyone, to "america live." i'm gretchen carlson in for megyn kelly today. a new sign the economy still in big trouble. look at this. a slowdown in hire anything june pushing the unemployment rate now to 9.2%. only 18,000 net new jobs were added to the work force last month. at least 250,000 jobs are needed per month to drive the unemployment rate down significantly. and get this, since president obama took office we've seen the economy lose two and a half million jobs. president obama assuring americans there is a reason the numbers are so disappointing. listen to this. >> the sooner that the markets know that the debt limit ceiling will have been raised and that we have a serious plan to deal with our debt and deficit, the sooner that we give our businesses the certa
every day. you've been watching. you see how we do it. but it's nothing like jon stewart. >> the president continued, "i have shown enormous willingness to compromise." >> mr. obama then left, saying, "i'll see you tomorrow." >> oh, [ bleep ]! oh, no, he didn't. the president all stormed out and was like, okay, tomorrow then. [ laughter ] what? that's not storming out. that's ending a meeting by scheduling the next meeting. >> political buzz is your rapid-fire look at the hottest political topics of the day. three questions, 20 seconds on the clock. and playing today, democratic national committee member robert zimmerman. cnn contributor and independent john avlon. and republican strategist and columnist for the "hill" newspaper sherry jacobus. first question, guys, while republicans in washington look like they're moving closer to a deal, sarah palin is digging in, advising now is not the time to retreat, it's the time to reload and reload with reality. okay. who's right? sherry? >> you know, i'm with her on this one. this isn't supposed to be easy. i think it should be
in almost as soon as the jobs report came in from mitt romney, tim pawlenty, jon huntsman. on capitol hill, john boehner was asking a familiar question, a question he's been asking for years -- >> after hearing this morning's jobs report, i'm sure the american people are still asking the question, where are the jobs? the stimulus spending binge, excessive government regulations and overwhelming debt continue to hold back job creators around our country. tax hikes on families and job creators only make things worse. >> reporter: and, of course, democrats will say to john boehner, and they are saying to john boehner this morning, there are job creation proposals that democrats say they have pending up on capitol hill that they would like to see passed. of course republicans say the same thing, they have job creation proposal pending if only the democrats would come to the table. and at the white house press briefing the press secretary jay carney said one way to get jobs going is pass some sort of agreement to raise the debt ceiling and bring the debt under control. of course we're all waiti
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